HTC One (M8): Conclusion

April 10, 2014 by Jeff Dunn Reads (13,222)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service, Warranty & Support
    • 9
    • Ease of Use
    • 9
    • Design
    • 9
    • Performance
    • 9
    • Value
    • 9
    • Total Score:
    • 9.00
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Conclusion

HTC One M8The new HTC One shares much in common with the old HTC One, for better and worse — though most of it is for the better. It’s immediately the best-looking and most premium-feeling Android handset to date, and its performance should only be equaled, not surpassed, by the end of the year. Its camera still needs to be tuned up, the Nexus 5 will always have a leg up in software, and those who own the One (M7) don’t really need the upgrade — but for new buyers, it’s hard to foresee a more powerful or better-designed Android device this year.

The question now is whether or not history will repeat itself. Samsung will have the marketing presence; Apple will remain ingrained in the public consciousness. Whether or not HTC can loosen their stranglehold remains to be seen, but for now, it’s made a device worthy of doing so.

Pros:

  • Gorgeous industrial design
  • Sharp, vibrant display
  • Improved Sense UI

Cons:

  • Rear camera is just okay
  • Too large for some
  • Fair amount of bloatware


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